Botany Research Guide
Databases: Links to databases indexing magazine, journal and newspaper articles
Library Catalogs: Books, videos and other audiovisuals
Reference Works: Find backgound information, illustrations and data
- Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Reference QK 9 .U6 1969
- Dictionary of Plant Sciences. Online
- Elsevier's Dictionary of Plant Names and Their Origins . Reference QK 13 .E565 2000
- Encyclopedia of North American Trees. Reference QK 110 .B46 2000
- Facts on File Dictionary of Botany. Reference QK 9 .F33 2003
- Marshall Cavendish Illustrated Book of Trees and Forests of the World.
Reference QK 475 .C38 1990
- Marshall Cavendish Illustrated Encyclopedia of Plants and Earth Sciences. 10 vols .
Reference QK 7 .M37 1988
- Plants of the Chicago Region .
Reference, General and Natural Science Center QK 157 .S93 1994
Internet Science Sites: Major science gateways
Comprehensive search engine for science-specific topics. Results cite Science Web sites and provide abstracts from Medline, Science Direct, U.S. Patent office documents and more.
The gateway to government science information. Provides access to over 47 million pages of government science information from 30 databases and 1700 websites, many part of the "deep web" that is inaccesible to search engines.
- HighWire Press
A division of the Stanford University Libraries, this is the largest repository of free full-text life science articles in the world. Search for PubMed articles, access the contents of 780 HighWire hosted journals, and find listings in other free and pay-for-view sources.
Internet Botany Sites
- Botanical Society of American Online Image Collection
Images organized under 15 topics of botanical interest for free use in educational or non-commercial context
- Botany: National Biological Information Infrastructure
Concise background information on many areas of botany with a large collection of useful links under "Botany Reference Sources."
- Ethnobotanical Resource Directory
Information and links to websites about food and medicinal plants discovered in the wild.
- Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Authoritative taxonomic information for plants, animals, fungi and microbes of North America and the world. Includes accepted and non-accepted names, taxonomic hierarchy for kingdom to species, and links to Google images when available for a species listed.
- IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
The World Conservation Union's list of animals and plants in danger of extinction.
- Lynn Fancher's Biology Bookmarks
Extensive links to biology gateway sites, as well as internet sites for specific areas of biology including botany.
- PLANTS National Database
The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and territories Includes names, distribution, characteristics, images, plant links, crop information, and fact sheets.
- Transgenic Crops: an Introduction and Resource Guide
Guide to the basics plus "hot topics" related to transgenic plants.
- University of Wisconsin-Madison Plant Systematics Collection
Images and plants from over 250 families and 1000 genera.
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Endangered Species Program
Lists of threatened and endangered species in the U.S., with information on laws and federal policies.
- Virtual Herbarium of the Chicago Region
Data and images of vascular plants and fungi of the Chicago region developed by the Morton Arboretum, Field Museum of Natural History and Chicago Botanic Garden.
- The Virtual Library: Botany
Gateway to many aspects of botany.
- Yahoo's Index of Botany Links
Search for information in botany subject categories or by keyword.
Citing sources: MLA, APA and CBE (Biology) formats